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How to make a Kid's desk & seat

Cutting and assembling the desk

Step 1. Cut the pieces

the panels for a kids desk

Cut all the panels out of 3/4"(18mm) thick plywood to the dimensions given in the plans on the previous page. Then cut four wedges 3/4" (18mm) wide and about 5" (125mm) long, tapering from 3/4" (18mm) down to nothing.

Refer to the cutting detail plan on the previous page for the plywood cutting detail.

Using a drill and a jig-saw, cut out the slots in the side panels to the dimensions given in the plans on the previous page.

dimensions for the holes in the tongue
Using a drill and a jig-saw, cut out the wedge slots in the tongues to the dimensions shown in the drawing above.

Step 2. Assemble the spacers and side panels

assemble the side panels for a kids desk

Insert the tongues on the spacer panels into the slots in the side panels, and then insert the wedges into the wedge slots in the tongues to make secure.

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Step 3. Fix the desktop and seat

fixing the desktop to the kids desk

Put the desktop panel in place and fix it to the side panels with two angle brackets at each side. (This is best done with everything in the upside-down position.)

Fix the seat in the same way as you fixed the desktop.

angle bracket

Step 4. Finished

kids plywood desk

All done but for the paint.

A good going over with paint is advisable, as it's then much easier to clean off pencil marks, chalk marks, crayon marks and all other inevitable marks.

The desk can easily be dismantled when it is not needed and stored away using minimal space.

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